Talk:List of build automation software

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I'm not sure what is meant by "Make-based". I think what might be meant is "make-like". --Edalytical (talk) 04:25, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

There are no reason to break out the make-based tools uniquely, except possibly to mention make in the history of build automation. The list is in fact incorrect. Build tools should probably be organized based on ability to do source code and binary dependency management vs. workflow automation, and whether the tool is an interpreter for a scripting language (make, Ant) or does not require scripting (OpenMake). Seanblanton (talk) 21:50, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

The choice of entries looks strange, what is the criteria, why not to put Redo not yet in Wikipedia, Scons and Waf which have their wikipedia page, Buildout that is also in Wikipedia and link to this true page, and probably most of the Category: Build automation and Category: Compiling tools? --marc (talk) 20:58, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Shouldn't make-alikes list include Borland make, at least for historical reasons? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:09, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Configuration Management Tools List in the wrong place[edit]

"Configuration Management Tools" section should not be here; there already is one at List_of_revision_control_software (talk) 15:36, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Page notice added[edit]

Template:Editnotices/Page/List of build automation software - that all entries should already have an article. Any objections? - David Gerard (talk) 11:55, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

@David: You reverted my addition to the list, and then I saw this rule about entries needing an article. I'm new to editing wikipedia, so I'm not sure if this is the right place to talk, but to avoid future mistakes I have to ask: is this a general rule adopted by wikipedia for all lists (the "Template" seem to point in this direction) or is this specific to this page (I certainly saw many wiki lists with items without articles, e.g. Comparison_of_continuous_integration_software).

Can you please clarify? There's probably a good reason for the rule: I get the goal to have a consistent encyclopedia, but on the other hand I'm afraid it adds a barrier to keeping lists up to date. For example I can always find 5 minutes to add an item with a 1-liner summary + informative external links, but currently I'm not committed to writing a full article. Thanks for your feedback - Antoine Poliakov (talk) 15:38, 21 March 2014 (UTC)


We might note that (almost?) any scripting language can be used to construct a build automation. Personally I just use a BASH script to automate the build of any of my larger project, (be they C/C++ Haskell Perl or even Java). I would be interested to know how many people/projects also use BASH for build automation. alexx (talk) 12:01, 16 March 2014 (UTC)


As far as I know, [| gruntjs] is also used as a build automation tool - but where to put it in this list? (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 14:24, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Opus Make[edit]

Opus Make has existing for a very long time, but unfortunately hasn't been updated in years. Opus is very powerful. • 19:31, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Add Crawler-Lib Build Tools[edit]

There is a new free build automation toolbox made with powershell: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:43, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

It is promising but there is no actual release at the moment. (talk) 11:47, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Release is avaibalbe now (talk) 00:05, 17 August 2014 (UTC)